Sheila Chen Lawrence is a Partner at Ballentine Partners, LLC, a client-centric investment and wealth management firm dedicated to integrity and independence. Sheila provides customized financial advice to her clients including estate planning, wealth transfer and investment management with a particular focus on philanthropy, financial education and coaching for the rising generation.
Sheila has volunteered as a mentor for SCS Noonan Scholars since 2017, and spearheaded bringing eight of her Ballentine colleagues on as mentors. She also volunteers as the coordinator of the METCO Family and Friends program at her children’s elementary school. Sheila has a strong passion for environmental sustainability, and serves on the board of Lexington Community Farm Coalition.
Sheila holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Becky Vogel serves as the Director of School Partnerships with OneGoal, and has dedicated her career to improving access, equity, and diversity in higher education. She previously worked with the Posse Foundation, Citizen Schools, and the Boston Public Schools to improve outcomes for students on their paths to and through college. She holds a BA from Tufts University and Master’s in Education from Lesley University.
Bob is CEO of uAspire, a national leader in providing college affordability services to young people, families and college access and success practitioners. Bob is on the Faculty of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership and serves on numerous Boards including Idealist.org and Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association, as well as the Advisory Board of Excel Academy Charter Schools. In 2015, Bob was awarded the Barr Fellowship for his “outstanding contribution to the Boston community and potential to drive positive change for years to come.” Bob is the first in his family to attend college, a product of the Somerville (MA) Public Schools, and a graduate of Harvard College.
Sally Currier has been engaged for several years with organizations that provide education-related services for youth and families in the Greater Boston area. Currently, she serves as a board member for Inversant, Inc., which promotes college access, Phoenix Charter Academy Network, Facing History and Ourselves New England Advisory Board, WGBH Overseers, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Overseers. Sally is also an active member of The Hestia Fund, a giving circle of women which distributes grants to programs that serve children from low income families in the greater Boston area. Sally and her husband Saul Pannell live in Boston.
I’m currently serving as an advisor to The Milton Resident Fund, a 100+ year old safety-net program which coordinates health, welfare, education and related non-profit programs for the Milton, Mass community. I was previously General Counsel to Market Metrics, Inc., a financial services market research firm in Boston, for over 16 years. Prior to Market Metrics, I was Vice President & Senior Counsel at BNY/Mellon Corporation and before even that, in private practice. I received an A. B. with honors, from the College of the Holy Cross and a J. D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School where I was a Watson Scholar. Finally, I am involved at the board level with several health, educational and arts organizations.
Shawna is managing director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Wellington Management. Shawna is responsible for building the firm’s inclusion capabilities, visibility, and impact through a variety of mechanisms, such as adapting best practices, directing business networks governance and programming, implementing diversity education or development offerings, and overseeing the firm’s partnerships with external diversity associations.
Prior to joining Wellington in 2011, Shawna spent 12 years in Human Resources at Genzyme Corporation in various positions supporting several client groups (1999 – 2011). She has over 20 years of generalist experience in human resources, diversity, and inclusion management across various industries including biotechnology, healthcare/hospital, distribution/manufacturing, and corporate travel. Shawna is a Certified Cornell Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Labor Relations, and a former adjunct instructor there. She earned her master of education with a specialization in adult and organizational learning from Northeastern University and her BA from Lesley University. She is a 2004 Fellow and 2016 Next Generational Executive Alumna from The Partnership, Inc. leadership development program.
Frannie Moyer has been a teacher her whole life, from her first job teaching high school English in Boston (1968-72) up to the present where she is now a volunteer mentor to Boston teachers and works coaching newly arrived immigrants at the Writing Center at BINCA. From 1972-1989, with her husband and three children, Frannie spent 17 years overseas, teaching in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, starting an international school in Panama, and Taiwan. Returning to Brookline, she then taught high school English and served five years as Department Head at Newton South High School. After “retiring”, she has taught teachers at Brandeis’s Ed Programs, volunteered as a teacher coach in a number of Boston schools, and presently serves on the board of WriteBoston. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters from the Teacher Corps Program at Boston College and later a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma (Panama program).
Michael H. Goldstein, MD, MBA, is Co-Director of the Cornea, External Disease service at Tufts University/New England Eye Center and is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also Chief Medical Officer at AGTC, an gene therapy company developing therapies for patients with retinal diseases. He has won the Resident Teaching Award at Tufts Medical Center, the American Academy for Ophthalmology Secretariat Award for Education, and the AAO Senior Achievement Award. Dr. Goldstein has been involved with private sector clinical research and biotechnology consulting for over 15 years. Dr. Goldstein attended Williams College, Northwestern University Medical, and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Dr. Goldstein also serves as Team Ophthalmologist for the Boston Celtics.
Dr. Adrian B. Mims Sr. is the founder of The Calculus Project, a program dedicated to increasing the number of Black, Hispanic and low income students enrolled in Calculus Honors, AP Calculus and AP Statistics so they can pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). He has successfully implemented this program in over twenty-five (25) schools located in Florida, New York and Massachusetts, and has won numerous awards and recognitions for this work. Dr. Mims is a former adjunct faculty member at Simmons College, and also taught mathematics at Brookline High School for 19 years in addition to serving in administrative roles. Dr. Mims is a former trustee of the College Board and former board member of The Brookline Teen Center.
Alison is an associate with the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, securities enforcement, and regulatory compliance. For many years, Alison has been involved with the Boston Debate League, first as a judge and for the last several years as tabulation director for the BDL’s middle school division. Alison has also served as a member of the BDL Advisory Board. Alison holds a BA and MA from Loyola University Chicago and a JD from Boston College Law School.